Taking the House by Storm

The trials and tribulations of the average gal trying to navigate through life, love and the pursuit of domestic bliss.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Perfect For Stuffing

I'm sitting here, about 8 hours before our holiday party's to begin (provided the 'white death' doesn't prevent all of our guests from venturing out tonight) looking for stocking ideas. Not sure why; I have tons of other stuff that I actually need to get done in the next 8 hours.

But as I was trying to find a clever way to display our Christmas cards before our guests arrive (still haven't, so if you have any ideas, I'm open to them), I stumbled upon a cute stocking idea on marthastewart.com.

Our little darling is on the brink of celebrating his first Christmas, and he has no stocking. My mom knitted my immediate family's and I was hoping she'd do the same initially for my loving husband, and now for our bundle of joy, but apparently, she only has half the instructions.

Suffice it to say, I found this cute idea. Unfortunately, it is extremely unlikely I'll have the time to get on it before St. Nick jumps down our chimney, but I wanted to pass it along in case you did. Happy crafting!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Christmas Cookie Extravaganza

My old pals over at All Recipes has a whole Christmas cookie section, if you want to check it out. It includes tips and advice and this fun little Christmas Cookie Countdown.

They also mentioned some free downloadable cookbook they've put together with Starbucks, but there was no link. Thanks to the fine folks at organizedchristmas.com (I'll have to check this out in more detail later), you can find it there.

This reminds me of the time I almost had a nervous breakdown making too many cookies for Christmas about four years ago. I'd love to tell you all about it, but it has to be some other time because I'm already about 6 degrees of off task and it's 11 p.m.

Happy baking! And I'd love to hear about some of your favorite recipes.